Basic Mountaineering Course at HMI Darjeeling – Part One

Basic mountaineering course to me was a huge learning opportunity. As they say “life is the best teacher” so I chose to go some extra mile to learn as much as possible by signing up for this course. This is a 28-day course through which we get to undergo rigorous training at the end of…

Things to do in Andaman: An amazing 4-day backpacking guide

Yes, you heard it right. You can cover all the major attractions of the Andaman islands (including Scuba diving) having just 4 days in hand and can easily visit during any upcoming long weekend! Please make sure to go through their current COVID guidelines here before making any plan. We travelled during the month of…

All you need to know about Skiing Course at IISM Gulmarg

This blog is a gist of what happens in a 12-day Basic Skiing Course at IISM Gulmarg, Kashmir, India. IISM stands for Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering and I am going to talk about their skiing courses which are done in 3 levels – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Skiing. Click on the topic below…

When I was stuck in Manali for a week

There was a major flood which happened during the monsoons in Manali, Himachal Pradesh due to which lots of trekkers and tourists were stranded in Manali since all kinds of transport was suspended. Read the blog to know more on what had happened.

Solo Bike Ride to Pyramid Valley (On my Birthday)

Pyramid Valley is a meditation centre located on the outskirts of Bangalore (around 60kms from my home). My birthday was nearing and I really wanted to do something for myself, something which I never have done before and which I would remember for a long time. One thing I had learnt in the past few…